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Topic: Strange looking seam ripper. What do you think it is?  (Read 1717 times)
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« on: November 27, 2016 05:19:39 PM »

 obviously one end is a seam ripper, but the other end baffles me. It looks like a tiny comb, but for what? probably vintage no brand name listed only the number 3 and it's red plastic. Would love to hear your insights.
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« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2016 03:46:48 AM »

Excellent question!

I googled it and came up with this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lM4UBablcow But my guess is this gadget is for more than just kite surfing lol. I'd be fascinated to hear any further explanations. :-)

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« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2016 07:48:01 AM »

Looks like an eraser brush for fabric 'chalk' to me.
You know, the white(ish) stuff (comes in different colors now too) you can use to draw pattern lines on your fabric before sewing.

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« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2016 09:46:12 PM »

Someone offline, had another idea.   For use with fake fur, to pick out the seams. 
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2016 05:59:45 AM »

after you pick out a seam, the fabric is often a bit distorted, and holes show.  Perhaps the comb is to close the holes and straighten the threads in the weave?

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« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2018 11:31:29 AM »

After you've ripped the seam, you can "comb" away the ripped threads still sticking in the fabric.

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« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2018 04:18:08 PM »

It's a cleaning tool for a Swivel Sweeper. But should make a fine seam ripper if it's still sharp. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002INBSJE/

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